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A menagerie of virtual 3D animals that swim, eat bugs, and fly are building crucial reading skills in autistic children at Audubon Park Elementary in Orlando.

Four-year-old Christopher Gomez lined up a set of specialized word and animal cards, including one with the letter “I” and a picture of an iguana under a camera to compose the sentence, “The iguana can eat.”

Christopher shifted his eyes toward a projection screen, smiled and said, “I like the iguana!”...

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